Facilities at Orford Mill include an indoor swimming pool – an indoor spa room with 4 person hut tub, wet sauna and 4 person dry sauna – a tennis court – a games room with pool table, table football, PS3, Wii and XBox 360 with volume gaming chair, and arcade games including 2 player cocktail unit multi game arcade machine, Who wants to be a millionaire game box, fruit machine, American popcorn machine and coin operated Candy Floss machine. High speed Wi-Fi is available on the site and is free of charge. Heidi’s Hideaway is a fully-equipped indoor playroom for toddlers and young children up to the age of 6.
We have for hire a professional tennis ball machine with wide speed variation from 12-80 mph (over 16s only).
Please note that to use the tennis court, you will need tennis shoes or soft-soled plimsolls – no trainers allowed on the court.
There is a children’s play area with a playhouse and an adventure fort with swings and slide. There is also a second adventure fort elsewhere on the site. The communal grounds surround the property, with picnic benches dotted around and a swing seat overlooking the river. We have a gas barbecue for hire and you are welcome to use your own disposable barbecues anywhere in the grounds. Our grounds extend to 3 acres, with streams and waterfalls, and the water wheel which is still operational.
We have a tea room where we serve cream teas from March – October. We won an award for the “Best Cream Teas in North Devon” which was run by the North Devon Journal. If you follow this link you will see some comments made by many happy customers.
Fishing is available on a 250 yard stretch of the river, although you will need your own licence or a pass which can be purchased at the local post office. Our mill wheel has recently been restored after many years of inactivity. You can view a video of our mill wheel in operation below.
Orford Mill adjoins Torrington Common which extends to 365 acres, incorporating 20 miles of footpaths. The common is a haven for wildlife. The Tarka trail is less than a mile away, at a point where cycles can be hired if you haven’t brought your own along.
Each of our cottages is self-contained, and includes the following:
Angela and Richard Cooper
Orford Mill Holiday Cottages
Tel/Fax: 01805 622114